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Court Delivers Ruling on Pioneer Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in Nigeria

It is no longer news that the provisions of the new Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), 2020, which repealed and replaced the erstwhile Companies and Matters Act (CAMA), 1990 introduced several innovations aimed at improving business operation in Nigeria and the prot..

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

The Central Bank of Kenya's guidance on climate-related risk management: A critical step towards building business resilience

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) recently published Guidance on Climate-Related Risk Management (the Guidance) for the banking sector and mortgage finance companies.

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ENSafrica

The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-money Laundering (Amendment) Bill 2021

The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-money Laundering Bill (the “Bill”) gazetted on 03 September 2021 seeks to amend the current Proceeds of Crime and Anti-money Laundering Act, 2009 (the “Act”). The Bill proposes to introduce a number of changes targeted towards countering the..

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Cymbell Advocates

Key Issues in Data Protection Litigation in Light of The Data Protection Act 2019

Technological advancement in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics and quantum computing have made the possibility of living in a digitally interconnected world a plausible aspiration in the past decade. One of, if not the most important factor driving today’s i..

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Adams & Adams

Attachment of Trademarks Registered in South Africa by a Foreign Entity to Found Jurisdiction in South Africa

Can trademarks that are registered in South Africa and owned by a foreign entity be attached to found or create jurisdiction in South Africa over the foreign entity? This question was considered by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in a judgment that was handed down in Se..

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Webber Wentzel

Winding up an external company in South Africa

Is it possible for creditors to apply for the winding up of a South African branch of a foreign company (“an external company”), even if the foreign holding company remains solvent, since the two entities are legally one and the same entity?

Although the registrati..

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Bowmans

Public-private partnerships to fund transport infrastructure

The Minister has revealed that Government will aggressively pursue PPPs, as a mechanism to fund and construct transport infrastructure.

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Webber Wentzel

Secondary strikes: Constitutional Court upholds judgments of the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court

On 12 November 2021, the Constitutional Court (CC) held in favour of mining employers in a historic secondary strike judgment*. Our employment team successfully represented several mining employers from the interdict stage at the Labour Court (LC) to the appeal stage at t..

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Pavestones

The Nigerian Startup Bill

The recently introduced Nigerian Startup Bill (“Bill”) is one development that is expected to improve the business environment for Startups in Nigeria when passed into law. It is aimed at creating a favourable environment for Startups by: providing incentives; removing re..

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